Philippine version of Youtube launched

Posted: October 14, 2011 in Tech
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Youtube, the world’s biggest online repository of videos launched a a local site in the Philippines, its first in Southeast Asia.

Secretary Ramon Carandang of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office who represented President NoyNoy Aquino at the launch of YouTube said “I’d like to announce that President Aquino has agreed to take part in the Google-YouTube WorldView interview series, which has seen different world leaders and luminaries answering selected questions from people all over the world, during live interviews aired on YouTube.”

“Let us use this resource not just to entertain ourselves but also to turn YouTube into the greatest classroom the planet has ever seen: where we can debate, discuss, analyze, and share both our problems and also the solutions to these problems.” Secretary Carandang added.

Secretary Carandang also invited everyone to participate in the interview series by submitting their questions and vote for the questions that viewers would want to be answered by President Aquino. Secretary Carandang said people could watch Aquino’s interview when it airs.

President Aquino will join the ranks of US President Barack Obama, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and other world leaders who participated in the YouTube interview series.

Local content providers like TV networks GMA, ABS-CBN, TV5, record labels like Star Records, Viva Records and Vicor Records, as well as the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (Filscap) and Procter and Gamble has signed up with the Youtube to become their local content partners.

YouTube viewership has grown from 8 million views a day by the end of 2005, to over 3 billion views a day in 2011, according to the company’s data. And the company receives over 200 million views a day via mobile connections.

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